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Citadel News Service
22 Sep 2014

Upcoming News at The Citadel - Fall 2014

Tuesday, September 23

Arctic Adventure with Dr. Paul Nolan

6:30-7:30 p.m.

Room 165, The Citadel's Bond Hall


Join the Friends of the Daniel Library for an exciting evening with The Citadel's Dr. Paul Nolan who is an associate professor of biology. The lecture will focus on his research of the impact of climate change on penguins in Antarctica. He will also share how anyone can become a citizen-scientist and help the penguin project through the newly activated website

Nolan worked with Oxford penguin expert, Dr. Tom Hart, for 22 days gathering data and specimens. They also recovered photo memory cards from extreme-weather cameras and established time-lapse data capturing equipment in new colony sites. Dr. Nolan will also present his spectacular photographs of the majestic northern coast of Antarctica. For more information contact Elise Wallace at 843.953.6902.

Thursday, September 25

S.C. Teacher of the Year and S.C. High School Principal of the Year to speak at Teacher Cadet College Day

8:30 a.m.

Greater Issues Room, The Citadel's Mark Clark Hall

(Not open to the public; media invited)

Socastee High School special education teacher and 2014-2015 S.C. Teacher of the Year, Jennifer Ainsworth, will be the keynote speaker at The Citadel's annual Teacher Cadet College Day. Stall High School principal and 2014 S.C. High School Principal of the Year, Kim Wilson, will be the luncheon speaker for the event.

Through The Teacher Cadet Program (different from the South Carolina Corps of Cadets) high school juniors and seniors are engaged in order to help them learn about careers in education. The program is one of several programs founded by the Center for Educator Recruitment, Retention, and Advancement which is the oldest and most established teacher recruitment program in the country.

The Citadel has been a Teacher Cadet College Partner to several Lowcountry high schools for more than two decades. High school students from Wando High School, James Island Charter High School and Beaufort High School, who are cadet teachers, along with their teachers from those schools, will be in attendance. Additionally, some of The Citadel's education majors, as well as professors from the School of Education will participate.

Tuesday, September 30

MOJA African-American Civil War Music Program

6:30 p.m.

Room 165, The Citadel's Bond Hall


The Citadel Choir will present a chorale program that will raise up the unsung African-American heroes of the Civil War, from slaves to freedmen, field hands to boatmen, by exploring in song and word their triumphs and tragedies, their bravery and sacrifice, and their interactions with people from both the Union and Confederacy. Traditional songs and gospel spirituals from the era along with original compositions by musician Dana Downs and spoken words from relevant texts celebrating these unsung heroes will make for an inspiring and uplifting musical event to complement the array of MOJA Arts Festival offerings in Charleston.

Tuesday, October 21

Finding Your Story: An Evening with Cassandra King

6:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Room 165, The Citadel's Bond Hall


Cassandra King, author of six books including the award-winning Same Sweet Girls Guide to Life, will discuss how she became a writer, the process of creating her books, and the highs and lows of life as an author. It is a great opportunity for would-be or new authors as well as fans of King's work.

A native of L.A. (Lower Alabama), King currents lives in the Lowcountry of South Carolina with her husband, novelist Pat Conroy, whom she met when he wrote a blurb for her book, Making Waves.



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